9 Years with Mother: Liz Bailey 

Pahoia-based Liz Bailey is a painter, printmaker and object artist (craftsperson) whose work is in collections around the world, and yet is perhaps best known locally as an art teacher.

Bailey is versatile both in the content and medium of her work, often including a variety of media within a single piece, such as painting, printing, stitching and assemblage.

Her imagery is developed from her own experiences of being a mother and a daughter.

As the roles change and interchange, Bailey has recorded them.

Bailey’s printmaking is delicate and thought-provoking with a style suited to fine linear work that is best expressed through etching, favouring the less-traditional bamboo etching blocks to provide additional texture.

Her art is very much about her and not driven by the demands of the commercial market.

In recent years her life and art practice have been framed around taking care of her elderly mother, who turns 100 this year, and which forms the basis of her 9 Years With Mother exhibition.